Pollution closes Leeds & Liverpool

Published: Friday, 24 February 2023

POLLUTION around Lock 52 in Blackburn on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal has closed the waterway.

The information is that a fire by the canal has caused the pollution, Keith Gudgin reports.

Restrict pollution

A boom has been placed across the waterway to restrict the pollution, and locks 52 to 57 have been padlocked to prevent access.

This is the second pollution stoppage this month, with the Lea Navigation closed for the same reason.